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- 6 nights in premium accommodation
- Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director
- 9 meals – 6 breakfasts and 3 dinners
- Take in stunning Lakes Entrance during a cruise to Metung
- Savour dinner at an iconic Lakes Entrance floating restaurant
- Sample refreshing craft beer at the boutique Bullant Brewery in Bruthen
- Enjoy afternoon tea at Harrietville’s Mountain Fresh Trout and Salmon Farm
- Airport transfers and porterage
Day 1: Arrive Melbourne, Walhalla, Lakes Entrance (D)
Departing Melbourne, head to Walhalla and explore its former gold mine tunnel, which commenced operation in 1865. Continue to the stunning East Gippsland and Lakes Entrance region, renowned as Australia's largest inland waterway, covering 400 square kilometres. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travellers at The Waterwheel Beach Tavern at Lake Tyers Beach.
Three Nights: Lakes Entrance, The Esplanade Hotel & Spa.
Day 2: Lakes Entrance, Metung, Raymond Island (B)
After your Insider Experience, you have the option to enjoy lunch at Metung’s local hotel (additional expense). Afterwards, explore the paradise Raymond Island, and keep your eyes peeled for koalas and more than 140 different bird species. Later, return to Lakes Entrance for the evening at leisure.
After breakfast, board a scenic cruise to take in the sheer natural beauty of the region. You’ll conclude on the shores of the lakeside village of Metung.
Day 3: Lakes Entrance, Bruthen (B, D)
Enjoy a visit to the Buchan Caves, offering a spectacular sight of limestone formations carved by an underground river almost 400 million years ago. Afterwards, it’s time for a refreshing ale at the boutique Bullant Brewery in Bruthen, makers of the region’s finest craft beer. Tonight, your special Insider Experience awaits.
This evening, be treated to something a little special as you board a restaurant on the water for dinner, where you’ll savour tasty produce while on the water minus the boat-rocking feeling.
Day 4: Lakes Entrance, Omeo, Mt Hotham, Harrietville, Bright (B)
The day has arrived to commence exploring Victoria’s High Country alpine region. Stop in the quaint town of Omeo, before ascending to Mt Hotham. Afterwards, it’s time for your Insider Experience, before arriving in Bright. Three Nights: Bright, Bogong View Motor Inn.
Visit Harrietville’s Mountain Fresh Trout and Salmon Farm, where an afternoon tea with trout-inspired fare awaits. While here, you may also like to try your hand at trout fishing.
Day 5: Bright, Mt Buffalo (B)
Today is all about local produce. Your alpine journey climbs to Mt Buffalo, where morning tea awaits. This afternoon enjoy some time to wander the Bright township.
Day 6: Bright, Beechworth, Yackandandah (B, D)
Enjoy a visit to Beechworth, known for its gold-mining history and its infamous asylum. Afterwards, visit a local winery before discovering Yackandandah, set in the foothills of Stanley State Forest. This evening, enjoy your Insider Experience.
This evening, enjoy your Farewell Dinner at ‘The Wandi’, a popular watering hole with the locals.
Day 7: Bright, Milawa, Glenrowan, Depart Melbourne (B)
After breakfast, enjoy a final look around Bright, before heading to the Milawa Cheese factory, a family-owned company whose fresh milk comes from the pastures of the King Valley and Victorian High Country. En route to Melbourne, call in at Glenrowan for a visit to the Ned Kelly Museum for a glimpse into a notorious chapter of Australian history. Later, return to Melbourne, where you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.